Negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement have commenced and on Monday 20th September, Management responded to our log of claims.

You can download a copy of management’s response here.

This is your opportunity to have a say about conditions that matter to you! If you have any comments that you would like to provide to your ASU Delegates, Simon Whittington and Gary King, please do so by Tuesday 28th September.

We need to know your thoughts/opinions regarding managements response to the following ASU claims; which claims are most important to you?

Claim 5 – Remuneration

Management wants to use December 2021 CPI figure and apply it to a wage increase on July 2022.

Claim 8 – Superannuation

Management wants to maintain its contribution at 12.5%.

Claim 10 – Leave Loading

Management wants to keep things as they are.

Claim 11 – No Debit No Credit Sick Leave

Management is happy to explore this further, however, management have stated that employees would need to supply evidence for every sick day used.

Claim 12 – Compassionate Leave

Management will consider extending compassionate leave from 3 days to 5 days for interstate travel only.

Claim 13 – Paid Primary and Secondary Carers Leave

Management have stated that there is paid leave available through Centrelink of up to 18 weeks.

Claim 16 – Pandemic Leave

Management will not adopt this new clause and state Council already has a policy regarding this.

Claim 17 – Christmas Leave

Management will not approve stating WCC is unlike other Councils and there are several services that remain operational over the Christmas period.

Claim 23 – Fuel Discount Card

Management have rejected this claim. Their reasoning for this is that when a new employee is hired, management make it very clear as to where their normal starting point for work is. Council don’t receive a ‘discount’, the receive a rebate for diesel only. There is also an additional cost to administration fees.

For more information please contact
ASU Organiser Jess Cassidy |

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